iPhone 11 Pro 16:9 or 4:3 for taking photos?


macrumors 6502
Aug 14, 2006
if 4:3 is good enough for a $60,000 Phase One camera, I think it's good enough for an iPhone. No but seriously, it really is a nice aspect ratio.


macrumors 68000
Feb 9, 2009
I'm going for 16:9. 4:3 has always annoyed me. I remember friends Galaxy phones doing 16:9 pix and I always preferred that when viewed on my MacBook.

Heck, I can't stand 4:3 on any TV/film to the point that I can't wait and sadly, one or two indie films are trying to be clever and shoot in 4:3 which means i totally bypass the film. The new skateboarding film Mid90s is shot in 4:3 and even though I'd like to see the film, I can't stand the idea of watching an entire film in that square picture format.


macrumors 6502
Aug 11, 2010
You should really use 4:3 and crop after to prevent losing parts of the image you might want. 16:9 is just cropping to begin with. With the new ultrawide preview on the sides of the frame it’s harder to see what’s available in 16:9 mode as well.
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